Morphology-based neighbour-net of seed plants

2017-06-15T16:23:58Z (GMT) by Guido Grimm
Neighbour-net splits graph illustrating the signal in a morphological matrix with non-trivial signal including representatives of extant and extinct seed plants (matrix used by Friis et al. 2007, being derived from the matrix of Hilton & Bateman 2006). Numbers within brackets, used to highlight accepted and tentative groups, refer to non-parametric bootstrap support (using distance [NJ-BS] parsimony [P-BS], and maximum likelihood [ML-BS] optimality criteria) and posterior probabilities (PP; estimated using Bayesian inference) of corresponding branches in potential phylogenetic trees, i.e. indicate support of alternative, potential clades. Abbreviations: CCG = Coniferales-Cordaitales-Ginkgo clade; V. = Voltziales; BEG = Bennettitales-Erdtmanithecales-Gnetales clade. This picture is linked to my comment to the referenced working paper of Coiro et al. (submitted to Systematic Biology, submitted version published on ResearchGate

Friis EM, Crane PR, Pedersen KR, Bengtson S, Donoghue PCJ, Grimm GW, Stampanoni M. 2007. Phase-contrast X-ray microtomography links Cretaceous seeds with Gnetales and Bennettitales. Nature 450:549-552.

Hilton J, Bateman RM. 2006. Pteridosperms are the backbone of seed-plant phylogeny. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 133:119-168.